Saturday, May 30, 2009

February Stamp Club

These are the cards we made back in February for stamp club. So, if anyone from club is reading this and you were absent, now you can finally put the stamped pieces together! Yay!

{Loads of Love}
Stamps: Loads of Love, Priceless
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: SU! markers real red, basic black, going gray, pretty in pink, regal rose, and close to cocoa, silver brads, stickles, circle punches (1 1/4 and 1 3/8)

The image is colored with markers with stickles on the hearts. Here's a hint...Wait for the markers to dry a bit before adding the stickles. Otherwise the markers will bleed. Guess how I know this??? Not only have I done it before, but I also forgot to tell the stamp club members that before we made this card. Theirs bled. Oops!
{Valentine Fish}
Stamps: Holidays and Wishes, retired heart wheel
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Paper: Basic Black, Naturals White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: red tafetta ribon, punches: scalloped edge, 1 3/4 circle, five-petal, 1/4 circle, boho blossoms, heart to heart (at the time I made the card, I didn't have this punch so I had to hand cut it)

I cased this card from an issue of Stampin' Success. One of my club members just happened to have googly eyes in her car. How convenient is that? Girl scout mom. So that club added adorable googly eyes to the fish instead of the punched and colored ones. Increases the cuteness factor by 110%.
{Monochromatic Thanks}
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon

The more solid images were stamped multiple times...maybe get the different shades. The outline stamp was stamped full-strength over each blossom. I used Old Olive ink to stamp the Thanks, but we found out it didn't really matter if you used that or Kiwi Kiss. The greeting turned out pretty much the same each time. Thanks is popped up on dimensionals. This is a quick, simple card you can create in less than 10 minutes in any color scheme. Gotta have a few of those in your tool box for times when you need a quick card.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll leave you with one last image. Kate started smiling almost three weeks ago, and it's happening more and more these days. Keith (DH) is very good at getting smiles out of her. We took this picture last weekend when she was six and a half weeks.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm a Mommy!

Remember me? Some of you have probably forgotten that you used to even read my blog. I have been quite absent from the stamping and blogging world...obviously. But, I'm back! I've promised my club members that I'm going to post the cards from our stamp clubs these past few months. I'm getting on it this weekend, girls! My goal is to upload those cards and schedule a couple of weeks worth of posts.

First though, I thought I should start out with the most important business...our sweet Kate. Katherine Elisabeth was born on April 7. It's hard to believe that she's seven weeks old already. How time flies! We are blessed, happy, and utterly sleep deprived!

These are some pictures we had taken of her when she was just 11 days old. Those of you on our email list have already seen these. I'll make an effort to post some more recent photos soon.

Isn't she adorable? Okay, maybe I'm a bit biased though. I just love her! Sigh.